Seminar Series

Previous Seminars

Spring 2021

Donna Feir

Access to Capital in Indian Country

Severin Borenstein

Do Two Electricity Pricing Wrongs Make a Right? Cost Recovery, Externalities, and Efficiency

Alexander Wolitzky

Repeated Games with Many Players

Peter Christensen

Housing Discrimination, Neighborhood Effects, and the Pollution Exposure Gap in the United States

Bruno Strulovici

Social learning, Institution Enforcement, and Ethical Necessity

Conrad Miller

Employer Size, Referral Hiring, and Racial Inequality: Evidence from Brazil

Andrea Prat

Is Journalistic Truth Dead? Measuring How Informed Voters Are About Political News

Fall 2020


Yeon-Koo Che

Keeping the Listener Engaged: a Dynamic Model of Bayesian Persuasion

Judith Chevalier

Nursing Home Staff Networks and COVID-19*

Howard Smith

A Model of Beer Retail Pricing

Johannes Hörner

Too Much of a Good Thing: The Dynamics of Trust and Loyalty

Miguel Villas-Boas

Following the Customers: Dynamic Competitive Repositioning

Spring 2020


Alex Gross

University of Virginia

Private Labels and Bargaining
in the Supply Chain:
The Case of Wine

Deepal Basak

Indian School of Business

Timely Persuasion

Jia Xiang

Penn State

Physicians as Persuaders: Evidence from Hospitals in China

Yanyou Chen

Duke University

Efficiency Gain from Mergers: Evidence from the U.S. Railroad Network

Svetlana Kosterina

Princeton University

Endogenous Experimentation in Organizations

Mariagiovanna Baccara

Task Allocation and On-the-Job Training

Wouter Dessein

Columbia Business School

Coordination and Organization Design: Theory and Micro-Evidence

Fall 2019


Gautam Gowrisankaran

University of Arizona

Escalation of Scrutiny: The Gains
from Dynamic Enforcement
of Environmental Regulations

Paul Ellickson

University of Rochester

The Dynamics of Retail Oligopoly

Devesh Raval

FTC Member

Testing the Production Approach
to Markup Estimation

Davin Raiha

Kelley School of Business

Strategic Mobilization of Stakeholders

Marina Halac


Commitment vs. Flexibility with Costly Verification

Stephen Holland

UNC Greensboro

The Electric Vehicle Transition and the Economics of Banning Gasoline Vehicles

Peter Newberry

Pennsylvania State University

Economies of Density in E-Commerce: A Study of Amazon’s Fulfillment Center Network

Jidong Zhou


Consumer Information and the Limits to Competition

Erin Mansur


Technology Adoption as Climate Adaptation: Evidence from US Air Conditioning Penetration

Spring 2019 Seminars

Brian McManus


Steering Incentives and Bundling Practices in the Telecommunications Industry

Mo Xiao

University of Arizona

License Complementarity and Package Bidding: The U.S. Spectrum Auctions

Mehdi Shadmehr

Calgary University

Avoiding Competition-Enhancing Price Discrimination: Evidence from the U.S. Airline Industry

Dave Rapson

UC Davis

Subsidizing Mass Adoption of Electric Vehicles: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from California

Paul Grieco

Penn State

Input Prices, Productivity and Trade Dynamics: Long-run Effects of Liberalization on Chinese Paint Manufacturers

Daniel Matisoff

Georgia Tech

Do Pilot and Demonstration Projects Work? Evidence from the Green Building Sector

Amanda Kowalski

University of Michigan

Behavior Within a Clinical Trial and Implications for Mammography Guidelines

Hulya Eraslan

Rice University

Efficiency with Political Power Dynamics and Costly Policy Change

Devin Pope

Chicago Booth

Medical Guidelines and Doctor Decision Making

Niko Matouschek

Northwestern Kellogg

Modular Organization

Justin Johnson

Cornell University

Multiproduct Mergers and Quality Competition

Fall 2018 Seminars

Atul Gupta


Impact of Performance Pay for Hospitals: The Readmissions Reduction Program

Francesc Dilme

University of Bonn

Bargaining and Competition in Thin Markets

Aparna Soni

Indiana Kelley

Health Insurance, Price Changes, and the Demand for Pain Relief Drugs: Evidence from Medicare Part D

Ryan Kellogg

Chicago Harris

Royalties and Deadlines in Oil and Gas Leasing: Theory and Evidence

Luca Opromolla

Bank of Portugal

Productivity and Organization in Portuguese Firms

Christopher Knittel


Sufficient Statistics for Imperfect Externality-Correcting Policies

Simon Board


Learning Dynamics in Social Networks

Spring 2018 Seminars

Martin Szydlowski


Monitor Reputation and Transparency

Gonzalo Cisternas


Ratings-Based Price Discrimination

Philipp Strack

University of Oxford

A Theory of Auctions with Endogenous Valuations

Steve Tadelis

Berkeley Haas

Canary in the e-Commerce Coal Mine

Fall 2017 Seminars

Jorge Ale Chilet

University of Pennsylvania

Gradually Rebuilding a Relationship

Donna Gilleskie

University of North Carolina

The Effects of a Criminal Record

Josh Gottlieb

University of British Columbia

The Spillover Effects of Top Income Inequality

Sarah Moshary

University of Pennsylvania

What is the Marginal Effect of Entry?

Jeff Thurk

University of Notre Dame

Market Power and the Laffer Curve

Yingni Guo

Northwestern University

The Interval Structure of Optimal Disclosure

Katja Seim

University of Pennsylvania

Economies of Density in E-Commerce

Timothy J. Moore

University of Melbourne

Disability Insurance Income Saves Lives

George Georgiadis

Northwestern University

Optimal Contracts and Monitoring Design

Stephen Ryan

Washington University in St. Louis

Moment Forests

Spring 2017 Seminars

Vivek Bhattacharya


An Empirical Model of R&D Procurement Contests

Xingtan Zhang

University of Pennsylvania

Efficient Bargaining Through a Broker

Inga Deimen

University of Bonn

Information, Authority, and Smooth Communication

Marilyn Pease

University of Iowa

Shopping for Information

Can Urgun

Northwestern University

Contract Manufacturing Relationships

Chiara Margaria

Yale University

Queueing to Learn

Odilon Camara


Slicing and Bundling

Leemore Dafny

Harvard University

The Price Effects of Cross-Market Mergers

Andrew Sweeting

University of Maryland

Dynamic Oligopoly Pricing with Asymmetric Information: Implications for Mergers

Ying Fan

University of Michigan

Competition, Product Proliferation, and Welfare

Joel Watson

UC San Diego

Statistical Evidence and the Problem of Robust Litigation

Spring 2016 Seminars

Zhiyun (Frances) Lee

Northwestern University

Does Competition Promote Disclosure?

Jiaxuan Li

Boston University

Gateway Products in the DSLR Camera Market: Dynamic Demand, Consumer Learning and Switching Costs

Thomas Jungbauer

Northwestern University

Matching and Price Competition with Multiple Vacancies

Boyoung Seo

University of Minnesota

Firm Scope and the Value of One-Stop Shopping in Washington State’s Deregulated Liquor Market

Aaron Kolb

Duke University

Reputation and Strategic Adoption

Jeremy West


Racial Bias in Police Investigations

Alex Smolin

Yale University

Optimal Feedback Design

Jorge Vasquez

University of Wisconsin

Crime and Vigilance

Alex Shcherbakov

Washington University in St. Louis

Welfare Analysis of Equilibria with and without Early Termination Fees in the U.S. Wireless Industry

BEPP-Sponsored Conferences

  • International Industrial Organization Conference (2018)
  • Midwest Health Economics Conference (2016)
  • 5th Workshop on Consumer Search and Switching Costs (2014)